70s chunky glass

Kosta Boda candleholders and Vereker owl paperweightKosta Boda candleholders, made in Sweden c. 1970s
Owl paperweight by Eamonn Vereker, made in Australia c. 1970s

Continuing my love affair with 70s Nordic glass, I introduce to you the Kosa Boda ‘Sunflower’ candleholders. And adding to my interest in 70s chunky glass is this lovely owl by an Australian glass artist from Adelaide- who is still producing glass work today.

Eamonn Vereker is an Irish craftsman who clearly loves animals. I am particularly drawn to the slightly askew eyes of this creature…sort of looks like Columbo on a good day [the visage, and the wonky eyes.] And the lovely feather-like shapes in the glass interior – the colours do look fabulous with those mustard [Ikea] candles.

A lovely chunky glass set- for all you 70s lovers out there! This set is for sale: $AUD75

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6 thoughts on “70s chunky glass

  1. We had something very similar to the glass candlestick holders at home, They rarely contained candles, just the bits and bobs that collect in every busy home; buttons, fuse, screw, paperclip and the odd forgotten sticky sweet. I think we sadly lacked the required sophistication to do them justice.

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